'The Lady Eve' (1941); 'The Costume Designer' (1949)

Saturday, August 16, 2014
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

What I Really Do Is Magic: Edith Head and Hollywood Costume Design

See below for additional information.


Tickets: $10 online. $9 general admission. $8 non-UCLA students, seniors, UCLA Alumni Association members (with valid ID). Free for UCLA students (with valid ID).


Film and Television Archive
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Additional Information

In-person: Deborah Nadoolman Landis.

'The Costume Designer' (1949) This delightful short offers a detailed explanation of the costume designer’s role in filmic storytelling, taking into account social, psychological and other factors, as well as individual actors’ personalities. Edith Head is seen executing many phases of the designer’s work. 35mm, b/w, 9 min.

'The Lady Eve' (1941) Directed by Preston Sturges. Traveling by luxury liner, Henry Fonda’s wealthy eccentric meets Barbara Stanwyck’s con-artist, who recognizes a sucker ripe for bilking. Finding herself attracted to him instead, she’s stung by his rejection—on learning of her original intent—and plans a revenge involving a radical change of personality and wardrobe. Costume designer Edith Head’s creations for the star underlined her own versatility, and invested Stanwyck with newfound glamour. 35mm, b/w, 95 min.

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